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8 Healthy Spots To Eat In Dublin Under 10euro

 

We all love eating out, but it’s hard for us folks that like to eat out and be reasonably healthy and stay on track with your fitness goals. I’ve put together 8 tasty & healthy restaurants situated in Dublin that you can try for under a tenner.

Now, They are all fantastic but from 8th- to my favourite in 1st here we go…

 

8. The Donkey Shed

This one is not in Dublin I know but its close enough it’s a true gem of a place, yeah the food is great but what’s better is the fact that it’s a farm. You can go chat with the goats, pigs and cows while you go for a walk after your feed. It’s all locally farmed produce too which is great. Nice plave for brunch with the family.

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7. Kennedys Food Store

These folks have mastered the art of sandwich making, breakfast and lunch. There is something about the feeling of being in the place that makes me feel like im in the countryside in America and I don’t know why maybe you can tell me.

http://www.kennedysfoodstore.com/locations/

 

 

 

6. Falon & Byrne

At 8ish euro this very decent salad bar is really lovely, it’s like a posh deli. The ingredients are fresh, and portions are pretty big.

 

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http://www.fallonandbyrne.com/section/104

 

 

 

5. Boojum

A burrito heaven. At 8ish euro. You can get a box burrito without the wrap if you are trying to keep carbs lower. The Taste is unreal, service is quick and it’s under 10 euro.  A smart choice for a hungry professional on lunch in the city or if your starving after too much shopping. It’s a pretty cool place to sit and eat too.

 

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https://www.boojummex.com/store-locations/

 

 

 

 

4. Chopped

Making salads cool at 5-10euro. Chopped are taking over the world with massive growth promising to give people a healthier choice when it comes to fast food. This is a fresh healthy shop with wraps, salad boxes, smoothies, juices and sweat treats like homemade power balls and protein bars.  You can even order your food for the week. They also have a specific training menu, like trx bowl or bodybuilding bowl. You can find a chopped on any major street in Dublin Baggot st, O’connell st, Temple bar, and Fairview to name a few, Dublin airport, Swords pavilions and even Cyprus. With more to come, I’m sure.

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https://www.chopped.ie/locations/baggot-street/

 

 

 

3. Alfie’s

A seriously good lunch menu for 10 on South William St. You get serious variety. You pay 10 and get 3 categories with about 10 options on each from Thai green curry, sweet potato fries, Mixed steamed veg, mini tower burgers and lasagnes.

http://www.alfies.ie/menu/lunch-menu/

 

 

2. Pho Viet

Pay just over 10euro but it will be a proper main course with amazing taste and restaurant quality. The atmosphere is very real it literally feels like a Vietnamese back street joint.

 

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http://www.phoviet.ie/

 

 

 

 

1. Bach 16

If you want to have lunch in style in a relaxing & cosy tapas/wine bar this is the place. You can get a gourmet sandwich for 5-10euro and remember a glass of wine a day is good for you too, so if you are thirsty they will help you quench it with a lovely wine to suit your taste and food. Here they really know their wines, so if you’re looking to wine & dine in a romantic setting with exceptional service this is the spot. Dinner platters, salads and thin crust homemade pizzas 10 to 18euro. This place is dear to me as I had my engagement dinner here with my wife and parents.

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http://www.bach16.com/

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed my recommendations if so please share with your friends and even drop me a comment below. Even tell me some of your favourite spots.

 

Stephen

Health & Fitness Is Not For You

 

I realised after spending 5 years of my life as a personal trainer learning about health & fitness that “IT WASN’T FOR ME” I studied and spent so much time, effort and money on personal training doing numerous health & fitness related courses.

 

Before you start thinking I’m being negative just keep reading.

 

I suffered a lot as a teenager with confidence issues because I was fat. A time came when I was about 15 years of age when I said enough was enough. I needed to start living my life and stop feeling so self-conscious and anxious. One day I was looking in the mirror holding my rolls of fat saying why is this here. I wanted to cut it off I was so frustrated and oblivious as to why I was this way. Why I couldn’t feel comfortable in my clothes or in public situations

 

The day came when I looked for help. I asked for health & fitness magazines for my birthday. The ones with the lads on the front cover with solid 6 packs and massive arms. I read these with more enthusiasm than any school book. That same year I asked for a boxing bag and a set of weights for Christmas. I sat in my kitchen almost every night pumping iron and boxing in the garden because I wanted to be like Rocky from the movie.

 

As I studied more and more about nutrition and fitness I learned a lot about diseases and injuries and how much can be prevented and substantially reduced by leading a healthier lifestyle. This made me really focus on sharing my new knowledge and advice with my family.

 

I would have annoyed them with facts or lectures on certain subjects like smoking, alcohol and obesity. I actually did that so much that my family slowly but surely became healthier and more conscious of certain food choices. My mam and sister quit smoking, we all started to eat less processed junk food and more whole food fruits and vegetables, actually cared about drinking enough water and even exercised together.

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When I saw my family change their habits and feel better. I realised that health and fitness wasn’t for me. It was for the ones I loved. When you see your mother or father improve their health and fitness you feel damn good and happy that they are increasing their lifespan but more importantly the quality of life they are living. I can only imagine what they feel when they see me, their son leading a healthy, happy life with good fitness levels.

 

Of course, we all look to the future and when I do I think of having a family, this is built into us. What motivated me most is to be strong, fit and healthy for my future wife, kids & family. To be strong enough to protect my family & my wife. To be a role model for my kids to lead a healthy, fit life too. If I see someone I love sick or unhappy it breaks my heart. So, I don’t want to break anyone’s heart that loves me by being sick or unhappy myself.

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Health & Fitness Is Not For You.

It’s for the people you love most in this world. Do your best not to break your families’ hearts and keep yourself well, happy and fit by leading a balanced healthy lifestyle.

 

Thank you for reading make sure to share with the ones you love and help them make a change for the best

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Start with changing 1 basic small easy habit every for 2 weeks

It could be

  • eating slowly
  • drinking 8 glasses of water per day
  • eating more veg with meals
  • smoking less each week
  • drinking less alcohol
  • walking for 20 minutes a day
  • taking time to rest and unwind
  • taking the stairs rather than lifts
  • setting goals like 5km walks/jogs
  • joining a social group
  • playing more with the grand/kids
  • reading books on self-development

Give yourself a year to nail the basics and you’ll be just fine.

If after a year you can do these 4 things consistently you are in a unique 5% of the first world’s population. Yes, only 5% of the world does these 4 things consistently.

  1. Intently exercise for 30 minutes 4 days per week
  2. Eat 5 portions of vegetables and fruits a day
  3. Don’t smoke at all or abuse alcohol regularly
  4. Get 7-8 hours good sleep per night

If you think all of this is too difficult to do alone or you just want some guidance. I provide a service for people that want to radically improve their lifestyle, health and fitness to lead a more confident, happier life. I train people at my gym or online only. Meaning I can guide you anywhere in the world on your own terms and times that suit you.

 

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